Renowned Childhood Trauma Expert Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg To Conduct Trainings In Evansville

first_imgYouth-serving professionals will benefit from a series of trauma-informed training led by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.Dr. Ginsburg comes to Evansville January 23 and 24 at the invitation of Youth First, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening youth and families.“When children struggle to manage their emotions and behaviors, the root cause is often high levels of stress or trauma, what experts call Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs,” said Davi Stein-Kiley, Youth First’s Vice President of Social Work and Programs. “Dr. Ginsburg’s work focuses on fostering resilience and other strengths to help children overcome their problems.”Dr. Ginsburg will lead multiple sessions over a two-day period for medical and mental health professionals, educators, and youth workers. He will cover ACEs, strategies to engage hard-to-reach youth and resiliency, among other topics.The training was made possible through a community partnership between Youth First, the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, St. Vincent, Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., and Deaconess Cross Point.The media is invited to attend a session for educators and school administrators Tuesday, Jan. 23, 8:00 – 10:00 am, at the Academy for Innovative Studies auditorium on Diamond Avenue.  Dr. Ginsburg will address questions after the session.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Delphi Bank major sponsor of Greek festivals

first_imgMelbourne’s historic Greek precinct will once again be home to the thousands of eventgoers set to attend the 2016 Lonsdale Street Festival; the largest Greek street party in Australia, which is scheduled to fall on the weekend of 27-28 February.Delphi Bank has long supported a range of community initiatives and constantly aims to give back to the Hellenic Australian community that has supported the bank. The Lonsdale Street Festival is just one of the many community festivals around the nation that the bank supports, bringing together both community and family spirit for future generations to enjoy.Delphi Bank is also the major sponsor of Sydney’s Greek Festival, also to fall on the weekend of 27-28 February.“Good corporate citizenship is an integral part of our business and we constantly think about what we can do beyond banking to help our customers and strengthen the communities they live in,” says the bank’s chief executive officer George Tacticos.A great attraction for thousands of Melbourne locals, the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival provides an assortment of traditional Greek food spread across 60 stalls, cooking demonstrations, traditional dancing and live entertainment across three stages. There are also plenty of children’s activities as well as vendor displays and craft stalls.Festival organisers never cease to hold back on providing a stellar line up of international acts, with this year’s entertainment no different , with the festival having secured headline act Alkinoos Ioannidis. The Cypriot-born musician infuses a unique blend of electric and orchestral sounds and will be sure to entertain the crowds as he performs on the Delphi Bank stage on Saturday 27 February.Founded by the cultural arm of the Greek Community of Melbourne, the Greek Centre continues to provide the Greek community with a calendar of vibrant events and celebrations that promotes the Hellenic culture for all to enjoy. Also included in the festival program is the Writers Festival, Flavours of Greece and the Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Jump Face Your Fears Head On at Any Age

first_imgby, Christina Peoples, Guest BloggerTweetShare125ShareEmail125 SharesI was watching the live recording of Will Smith as he prepared to bungee jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. I kept saying out loud, “I’m nervous. Oh. My. God. Don’t do this! I don’t wanna watch! Wait, yes I do! He’ll be fine. Aah!”  As time drew closer to him getting on the helicopter, he admitted he was feeling shaky. You could see a change in his posture and facial expressions. No more joking and laughing. The fear had hit him. He had so many opportunities to say “I don’t want to do this.” I found myself tearing up throughout because I completely understood all of the emotions he showed. At 50 years old, here is Will Smith in all of his dopeness, showing people how he faces his fears head-on. What if we all started doing this on a consistent basis with everything that comes our way? I’m sure this aging process would be more enjoyable and we’d have less regrets.Jump!So many things were said throughout the recording that spoke to me but were purposed to instruct Will on how to jump. How often do you jump? Meaning, how often do you find yourself in a situation that brings fear, but instead of letting it take control, you attack it like a lion…raaawr?! At age 29, I flew on an airplane by myself for the first time. It was a big deal because I do not like flying and the fact that I went to a busy airport and boarded a flight alone was a conquered fear. Afterward, I remember saying to myself ‘hmm..that wasn’t so bad.” Similar words were said by Will as he dangled in the air while waiting to be lowered. He said ‘complete terror turned into pure bliss.” At age 30 I started a blog (those who have been keeping up with all of this know that) and it was the scariest thing for me to do. I kept talking myself out of it. Kept making excuses on why I shouldn’t start a blog. However, I realized I had talked and daydreamed about this idea for too long. The fear was trying to control me. To not act on it, would more than likely bring more pain. Regret.Will’s purpose of conquering his fear was to show it who was in control. However, the point I want to make with you all today is the things we allow to stop us in our place and not act on, can later turn into ‘shoulda, coulda, woulda’s.’ Regret is a big deal in aging. Erik Erikson’s, Integrity vs. Despair stage, talks about looking back on life and feeling satisfied or being filled with regrets. Whenever I hear someone say ‘I’m too old to be out here learning how to…blah blah…or doing..blah,” I get a little irked. I honestly feel like age is a contributing factor to why so many people don’t do what they want. Afraid of looking like a fool or failing. I’ve never seen a list of rules like this:1. If you are over the age of 30 you can no longer make mistakes.2. If you are over the age of the 40 you can no longer change your mind about what you want out of life.3. If you are over the age of 50 you can no longer take risks.4. If you are over the age of 60 you can no longer learn something new.5. If you are 70 or older, just stop it. Die.I’m sure you’ve never seen rules like those either because they DON’T EXIST. Society makes up those rules with myths that for some reason we have deemed them to be law. Conquering a fear has no age limit. It is not just specific to younger individuals who are living their ‘best life’ in their 20’s. It’s not an easy task either, so don’t get the impression that I’m saying conquering fear is a no-brainer. Fear is definitely a mind over matter type of thing, but it makes us better when we stand up to it. It’s like cloud nine. It’s legit that pure bliss Will was talking about. Age is a barrier that we place before us to convince ourselves it’s not that we are afraid but just too old. Let’s change how we think. If we are physically, mentally and emotionally able to do what it is we want to do, that is all that matters. Clichè line coming in 5,4,3..because guys, age ain’t nothin’ but a numba.What amazes me is fear, for some reason disappears when we are told we have a few months to live. Have you ever noticed that? I was watching “The Bucket List” a few weeks ago. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson had both became ill and were given a certain amount of time to live. So they go out on this journey to check things off of their bucket list and nothing stopped them, not even fear. I mean why would fear stop them? They were dying. But, when you think about it, we are all going to die. I mean, duh. We may not have the specific timeframe that some people are given, but knowing that any day could be THE day should cause us to crank up and go on this journey of doing what it is we want to do…big or small.Jump Far and Keep Looking UpOne of the instructions Will was given before getting on the helicopter was “if you don’t remember anything else, just remember to jump far and keep looking up.” I share that with you today, in hopes that all of the things inhibiting you from truly enjoying life will no longer be the case. Jump far and look up, remembering there is no limit. As I typed all of this to you all, it was really for me, but I like to share. Fear is a bunch of explicit words that I don’t wish to include in this post. It’s something I plan to no longer let control my life. From here on out I’m jumping…who’s with me? Find the link to Will Smith’s jump here. “Just commit and don’t think about anything else.” -Willard Carroll Smith Jr.“What would you do, you knew you couldn’t fail? I have no fear in anything, I do everything well.” -Jay ZRelated PostsELDER MUSIC: Some More Pianists I LikeYou never know who you’re going to meet on the internet and I came to know Peter Tibbles (bio here) via email over the past couple of years. His extensive knowledge of most genres of music and his excellent taste…Reflections on Steve Jobs and His 2005 Commencement Address at StanfordLearning of Steve Jobs’ death, I went back to his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, which is mentioned in many “appreciations” and obits. I’d seen the address video several times in the past. But this time I printed it out. (I’m of…ELDER MUSIC: BigThis Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to…TweetShare125ShareEmail125 Shareslast_img read more